This year, for the 16th time, the English-language congress of the "ICRS - International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society" took place at the Intercontinental Berlin from April 12 to 15, 2022.
This year, a very comprehensive program on the latest developments and results in the fields of cartilage regeneration and joint preservation awaited the professional visitors.

As impulse for the different topics one took the letter "R" from the name "ICRS". Because it was all about the keywords "Repair, Regenerate, Restore, Replace, Rehabilitate, Research, Redefine and Rethink".

In addition to globalization on the healthcare system, critical analysis and learning of the past years and the influence of digitalization, the goal is to redefine the processes and technologies within the framework of transdisciplinary approaches and to unite the efforts in research and clinic in order to be able to move forward effectively.

The exact role that Big Data and AI, Fake News and Social Media, as well as the new regulations such as the Medical Device Regulation (EU Medical Device Regulation 2021) are taking on the work in the field of medicine was also closely examined.